I want to extend to you and your child my warmest welcome into the Gymnasium. My name is Mr. Gilbert and I will be your child’s physical education teacher this year. This will be my third year working at Sterling Elementary, with 13 years of experience as an educator. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from East Tennessee State University in 1999 and have taught in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia. I also have my certification in physical education and health.
I grew up in Johnson City, Tennessee and love sports! I am a huge University of Tennessee fan. I also enjoy spending time reading, running, hiking, camping, and playing golf. My philosophy for learning is that each child is unique, and each child learns in a different way. One of my jobs as a teacher is to help your child discover his or her individuality and work alongside with them to maximize it. I believe in plenty of activity, that learning is fun, and that every child is capable of great things. This year we will be learning all about different aspects of physical fitness and wellness. I cannot wait to get started!
I am looking forward to interacting with you and your child this upcoming school year. I believe it will be a truly rewarding experience for everyone involved!